CORONA: Ill-fated copter pilot refueled, began take-off

BY RICHARD BROOKS

The pilot of an ill-fated helicopter had just refueled and was taking off from Corona Municipal Airport when the accident happened, federal crash investigators say.

James Bechler died at the scene of the fiery 11:08 p.m. wreck Nov. 25 at the airport’s fuel pumps.

This 61-year-old Long Beach resident was t…

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